International Underwater Spearfishing Association
World Record  
6.1 kg. ,   13.5 lbs.
Parrotfish, Midnight    Scarus coelestinus
Record Category: Men Speargun

Diver: Alexis Loyola Gonzalez
Date: 2/25/2014

We went fishing like any normal day early in the morning. We arrived at a place where there was little visibility of water, about 80 feet deep. There was no success for which we decided to explore, looking for new places . We started doing drift fishing in shallower area to see the seabed. Whe caught snapper, mackerels, among others when suddenly we came to a small drop of rock and sand about 50 feet deep. Suddenly I saw a shadow of a fish that went toward the sand area, but I couldn't identify the fish due to poor visibility. I had already passed the area due to the strong current. I decide to swim against the current, to achieve a good position and advance the current to make the descent. When I look closer I realize that it was a Midnight parrotfish and continued the descent. I got to the seabed and waited until the current took me to the fish. Finally I made the shot just before the fish went to the drop. When I go up to the surface I was very happy because I knew it was a PR National Record. When we arrived and we weigh the fish properly, we realized it was a World Record. That's when I was really happy and excited.

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